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Brennan Center for Justice’s Myrna Pérez to Present Voting Law Changes at League of Women Voters’ Annual Meeting

May 28, 2015 , Luhrs & Associates Press Release

Perez, Myrna

Myrna Pérez

(Bergen County, New Jersey; May 28, 2015)–Myrna Pérez, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program, will present Voting Law Changes in Advance of the 2016 Election at theLeague of Women Voters of Northern Valley’s (LWVNV) annual meeting.  The meeting will be held on June 2 at Griffin’s Bar & Grill located at 44 East Madison Avenue in Cresskill, New Jersey.  The public is invited to attend.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner comprised of a choice of soup or salad, three entrees, dessert and coffee.  The charge for the dinner is $25 per person with a cash bar.

The Brennan Center is a non-partisan, public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.  Ms. Pérez is the author of several nationally recognized reports, and articles, including Election Day Long Lines: Resource Allocation (September 2014) and If Section 5 Falls: New Voting Implications (June 2013).  Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Huffington Post. She has testified before several state legislatures on a variety of voting rights related issues.  Currently, Ms. Pérez also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at the New York University School of Law.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  Ms. Pérez received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Public Service.  She graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Lowenstein Public Interest Fellow.

Drawing members from over 20 towns in Bergen County, the LWVNV will discuss the organization’s activities and work undertaken during the past 12 months.  The new board of directors for 2015-2016 will be announced.  For further information about the event or to RSVP, call (201) 568-0787.

About League of Women Voters

The League was an outgrowth of the 19th amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote.  With more than 800 state and local Leagues, in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, the organization has gained prestige by maintaining its nonpartisanship; sponsoring candidates’ forums for local, state and national elections; holding registration drives; disseminating nonpartisan information on candidates; and holding public meetings to discuss current issues.  League membership is open to both men and women of voting age who support its mission.

The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley draws members from Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Leonia, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, River Vale, Tenafly, Washington Township and Woodcliff Lake.

For a membership packet and other information about the League, visit www.lwvbergen.org, follow the organization on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/k9jfhzx, get updates on Twitter attwitter.com/LeagueNValley, or contact lwvno.valley@gmail.com.


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